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Mental health among university students represents an important and growing public health concern for which epidemiological data are needed. A Web-based survey was administered to a random sample at a large public university with a demographic profile similar to the national student population. Depressive and anxiety disorders were assessed with the Patient(More)
Mental health problems represent a potentially important but relatively unexplored factor in explaining human capital accumulation during college. We conduct the first study, to our knowledge, of how mental health predicts academic success during college in a random longitudinal sample of students. We find that depression is a significant predictor of lower(More)
Geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase supplies the essential acyclic precursor for Taxol biosynthesis in methyl jasmonate-induced Taxus canadensis suspension cell cultures. A cDNA encoding this prenyltransferase was cloned from an induced T. canadensis cell library. The recombinant enzyme expressed in yeast was confirmed by radiochromatographic analysis to(More)
This study is the first, to our knowledge, to evaluate the relationship between mental health and social support in a large, random sample of college students. A Web-based survey was administered at a large, public university, with 1,378 students completing the measures in this analysis (response rate = 57%). The results support our hypothesis that students(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors that may explain hospital-level differences in outcomes of programs to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections. DESIGN Extensive qualitative case study comparing higher- and lower-performing hospitals on the basis of reduction in the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections. In-depth interviews(More)
We compared the life histories of 2 eimerians (Eimeria arizonensis and Eimeria delicata), which co-occur in the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). Laboratory-reared deer mice were given 10(3), 10(4) (E. delicata), or 10(3), 10(4), or 10(5) (E. arizonensis) oocysts by stomach intubation. Eimeria arizonensis infections lasted longer (11-13 days) than E.(More)
BACKGROUND The structural complexity of taxol dictates continued reliance on biological production methods, which may be improved by a detailed understanding of taxol biosynthesis, especially the rate-limiting steps. The biosynthesis of taxol involves the cyclization of the common isoprenoid intermediate geranylgeranyl diphosphate to taxa-4(5), 11(2)-diene(More)
BACKGROUND Inappropriate emergency department (ED) use among Medicaid enrollees is considered a problem because of cost. We developed and evaluated a system change innovation designed to remove system barriers to primary care access for Medicaid patients. METHODS Patients who presented to the ED without an identified primary care provider were randomized(More)
Background. Current health services interventions focus on the treatment of the musculoskeletal impairments of cerebral palsy (CP). The goal of this study was to explore whether the severity of physical symptoms correlates with psychosocial quality of life (QOL) among pediatric patients with CP. Methods. A sample of 53 caregivers of children with CP was(More)